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Drawing Calligraphy Flourishes

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Use ink to add scrolls, flourishes, embellishments and arabesques to your invitations and announcements. With a little practice, you can make every card — and every occasion — extra special!

Instructions:

How to draw effortless arabesques

Step 1: Dip the pen nib halfway into the ink pot. Make sure the ink has covered and filled the small hole or vent in the nib.

 

Step 2: Practice drawing figure 8 flourishes and other sweeping lines of various thicknesses on a piece of scrap paper. Press down harder on the nib to widen the slit and draw thicker lines and press gently to draw finer lines.

 

Step 3: Use a ruler and a pencil to measure and sketch out your text and draw your flourishes. Flourishes can be added as extensions to letters either at the beginning or end of a word or as stand-alone embellishments.

 

Step 4: Slowly draw in the flourish starting on one end and working towards the other without lifting your pen, varying your line width on curved portions.

 

Step 5: When your ink is completely dry, gently erase your pencil guides using a circular motion.

You will need:

  • Pen and ink set
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Wash your nibs with soap and water after use to prevent clogging

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